Whether you’re looking for a culturally enriching travel experience or just an incredible snap for your social media accounts, we’ve collected just a few of the world’s most breath taking landmarks which should absolutely be
Whether you’re looking for a culturally enriching travel experience or just an incredible snap for your social media accounts, we’ve collected just a few of the world’s most breath taking landmarks which should absolutely be added to your bucket list. From Cambodia to Europe and the United States, these landmarks won’t soon be forgotten.
1. Siem Reap, Cambodia: Angkor Wat
Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Angkor Wat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the spectacular remains of a once vast and powerful empire. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to experience these temples which seem to have been lost in time and you can choose from tuk tuk, bicycle, or even helicopter!
2. Vatican City, Italy: St. Peter’s Basilica
Not only is St. Peter’s Basilica, located in Vatican City, Italy, one of the largest Catholic churches in the world, but it is also regarded as one of the finest examples of Italian Renaissance architecture. While the church which houses works by masters such as Michelangelo and Bernini is free to enter, visitors willing to climb the 500 steps to reach the popular dome will have to pay a small fee in order to do so.
3. Seville, Spain: Plaza de España
The perfect combination of ancient architecture and a vibrant cultural landscape, the Plaza de España located in Seville, Spain refers to the immense building and grounds constructed for the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929. However, it is house inside the María Luisa Park so you’ll have plenty to explore – just like with your favourite betting sites.
4. Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre
Having only been completed in 2007, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is the youngest landmark on our list. With a marble mosaic courtyard, hand-knotted Iranian carpets, and 7 chandeliers made almost entirely of Swarovski crystals, the site must be seen to be believed.
5. Cordoba, Spain: Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Embodying influences from both Christian and Islamic cultures, the Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba located in Cordoba, Spain was once an immense mosque, but is now a Roman Catholic cathedral. The building is made even more incredible by the fact that 8 centuries of expansion have been seamlessly blended into a perfect example of Moorish architecture.
6. Agra, India: Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal needs barely any introduction as one of the world’s most famous landmarks. Located in Agra, India on the banks of the Yamuna River, this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture and was commissioned by Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, in 1632 to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
7. San Franciso, California: Golden Gate Bridge
Constructed to connect the city of San Francisco to Marin County in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge spans 2.7 kilometres of the San Francisco Bay at a total height of 227 metres. Whether you drive, cycle, or walk across the bridge, you’ll be treated to unbelieve views of the city and Marin Headlands.